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Fast Facts

  • Be included in the largest editorially curated dissertations database, and official repository of the U.S. Library of Congress
  • Gain usage insights into your university’s output

Why be included?


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Supporting Institutional Policies

Respect, Responsiveness, Responsibility


ProQuest handles all intellectual property with respect and in a manner consistent with author rights and institutional values. Authors retain the full copyright to their work and are provided with decision-points concerning the dissemination channels.

When authors request a withdrawal of their work, ProQuest handles this promptly and takes sole responsibility for upholding this policy, ensuring that the institution is free from liability.

Meeting your needs:

  • Embargo options for authors
  • Rights designations
  • Open Access requests
  • Institutional Repository links from within the ProQuest Platform

Open Access

Through several partnerships, PQDT opens the discovery of dissertations through 28 different subject indexes and by being the primary source of dissertations for Google Scholar. ProQuest Dissertation Publishing also offers an Open Access publishing option through an online repository called PQDT Open—providing access to graduate works worldwide.

Analytics and Discovery Tools


ETD Dashboard

By including your theses and dissertations with ProQuest you receive complimentary access to a dashboard that provides you with real-time analytics on the usage and retrieval statistics of your university’s dissertations and theses.

Reporting Options include:

  • Retrieval stats by geographical region and by university
  • Benchmarking stats in comparison with other similar institutions
  • Subject area performance
  • Top performing titles

Learn more about how to apply


Dissertations & Theses@

Gain campus-wide access to the dissertations and theses your graduate students have published through ProQuest on a university-specific portal site. ProQuest provides this access point and hosts the site free of charge for any submitting institute that requests it.

Dissertations & Theses@ accounts can be searched in conjunction with PQDT and other databases on the ProQuest platform, although a subscription to PQDT is not required. If you would like to enroll for an account please fill out the form.